January 7th, 2013
A Johnsonburg man who pleaded guilty to 111 counts of burglary following a 13-month long string of break-ins at seasonal camps throughout Elk, McKean and Cameron counties over the course of a year was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is honored to present Deana Ellisen Benson with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest recognition for achievement in girl scouting. She is the first Gold Awardee from Johnsonburg in the history of Girl Scouting in Johnsonburg.
Mary Evelyn Schott, 87, of Xenia, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
She was born July 18, 1925 in Conneaut Lake, the daughter of the late Anna Belle [McKay] and Edwin Burton Shontz.
June E. Pearson, 86, of Johnsonburg, died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, on Sunday evening, Jan. 6, 2013.
She was born Jan. 27, 1926 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Axel and Alla Bowers Pearson.
June was a member of First Baptist Church of Johnsonburg, where she had served many years as Vice Moderator, Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent. June also served as President of the Anna B Class, and Womenâ€™s Missionary Society of the Allegheny River Association.
Charles R. Cover III, 61, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born Feb. 25, 1951, in St. Marys, the son of the late Charles R. and Frances Luchs Cover Jr.
Mr. Clover was a longtime Elk County resident. He attended Johnsonburg High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
A Ridgway man headed to trial on drug charges filed after state police allegedly uncovered marijuana growing on his Long Level Road property was in Elk County Court last week seeking the suppression of evidence obtained by police in aerial and physical searches of his property and home.
Ridgway boys basketball used a strong third quarter to overtake the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 48-41 Saturday night in front of an overflow crowd at Ridgway Area High School.
Although the Crusaders kept within striking distance of Ridgway throughout the game, ECC was unable to pull even with Ridgway after the first quarter.
"Ridgway has an excellent team," Elk County Catholic coach Aaron Straub said. "They're extremely well-coached. They're extremely talented. They are awfully difficult to beat. We look forward to the next opportunity to play them."
Ridgway boys basketball used an early second-half run to take control of Friday night's AML South game against Brockway en route to a 65-42 victory over the Rovers at Ridgway Area High School.
Brockway was able to stick with the Elkers for much of the 1st half and was within four at 28-24 after a free throw from Dausen Crawford. Ridgway ran a set play after a timeout on the last possession of the first half and it paid off as senior Sam Roselli was able to score inside with six seconds left to give the Elkers a 30-24 lead at halftime.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Talk about scoring points in bunches.
On a night where everything seemed to be going in, the Johnsonburg Rams (8-1) stretched their winning streak to four games with an 80-54 win Friday over the visiting Kane Wolves (3-6).
Kane's Kevin Cleer led all scorers with 20 points, thanks largely to a nine-point fourth quarter, but the night belonged to a quartet of Rams who crossed over into double figures.
Editor's note: This is the final installment in a series of articles.
Public outcry from pet owners whose dogs have become ill or died after consuming chicken jerky treats imported from China is on the rise. Numerous online petitions, advocacy groups, chat forums and Facebook groups have cropped up within the past year, with their efforts aimed primarily at having the treats removed from stores.